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Posted: 9/5/2008 1:02:43 AM EST
How is this NOT a national security issue, build the wall, deport them ALL

LA Times: LAX Elevator Mechanic Accused Of Human SmugglingSeptember 4, 2008
http://www.knbc.com/news/17390275/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
LOS ANGELES -- A longtime elevator mechanic at LAX has been charged with smuggling immigrants into the United States by leading them out of the terminal before they were inspected by federal authorities.

Roberto Amaya Canchola, 53, was arrested at the airport Aug. 23 after a sting operation involving federal immigration agents, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Authorities said they believe the North Hills resident smuggled in at least 15 immigrants, including two with criminal records who had previously been deported. They all arrived on Mexicana flights from Guanajuato, Mexico, according to officials quoted by The Times.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. attorney's office are still investigating the allegations. Agents believe that Canchola was only one player in a larger smuggling organization and that he probably was used for his airport access, The Times reported.

Canchola, a city employee for 23 years, had been cleared by both the airport and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to access restricted area, Nancy Castles, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that runs LAX, told The Times. His annual salary as an elevator mechanic is nearly $81,000.
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 1:08:55 AM EST
Kill him.
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 1:18:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By osprey21:
Kill him.


Then put him in a hole in the desert, right?
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 1:20:53 AM EST
How could he possibly make that much money as an elevator mechanic.
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 2:36:58 AM EST
$81,000 p/ yr in LA? That would be like $12,000 p/yr in flyover country. Guy was just trying to make ends meet.
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 2:38:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By MaineAR:
How could he possibly make that much money as an elevator mechanic.


Worked for LAX. Its a government sponsored job.
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 2:45:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2008 2:46:26 AM EST by wardog513]

Originally Posted By Kihn:
$81,000 p/ yr in LA? That would be like $12,000 p/yr in flyover country. Guy was just trying to make ends meet.


beat me to it.. 81k in CA is below minimum wage almost.. my best friend livesi n Arroyo Grande and works on Delta IV rockets for Boeing at vandenburg, his wife also works for Boeing as a computer programmer.. i think their combined salaries are mid 100k range.. they are barely getting by out there with 2 kids
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